Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hypocrisy at its Finest: The Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights

Scott Greenfield, New York criminal defense attorney and author of the highly-regarded Simple Justice blog, has an interesting post today concerning the federal constitutional rights police officers enjoy when they are interrogated about suspected criminal conduct. (Read his blog post … Continue reading

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Sweet victory! And then a message from my Sheriff…

Yesterday, the OC’s premier investigative journalist, R. Scott Moxley, published an article about a residential burglary case I tried last week. The article recounts how officers bungled the case through either deplorable dishonesty, or an uncanny ability to forget exculpatory … Continue reading

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Recording of Witness Interviews: OCSD Policy Revealed!

During a jury trial this week in a residential burglary case, I was cross-examining a new patrol officer about why she decided not to record her in-field interviews with the complaining witness and my client. I knew she had the … Continue reading

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“F*** you, your honor.”

The Court of Appeal published a decision today (People v. Navarrete – B210691) reversing a child molestation conviction. The decision, which you can read here, is astounding. It is a tale of a cop who didn’t like a judge’s ruling … Continue reading

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